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Coming-of-Age Movies

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Coming-of-Age Movies

Coming-of-Age Movies

Coming-of-Age Movies

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Hollywood's summer season begins today with the opening of the first special effects blockbuster, X-2. As with many summer pictures this year, it's based on a comic book. But NPR's Bob Mondello has noted a second trend in the season's movies: A surprising number of them are coming-of-age stories about the teens and 'tweens that comics are aimed at.